“I have now served as the Medical Lead for 36 WA County BIPOC clinics and it’s exciting to report, with millions of vaccines now in patient’s arms, the vaccine is safe, it absolutely works to prevent serious illness and hospitalization even for the Delta variant, and side effects have been no worse than a bad cold with some arm soreness lasting 24 hours or less. Over half of my own patients have reported NO side effects at all. Several received the vaccine on their birthday and said it was their best present. Keeping people well is why I became a nurse.”